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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $15,151 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 23 29 $16,015 $16,775
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,706 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 23 29 $16,570 $17,725
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,675 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 44 $17,539 $18,775
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 24 31 $17,876 $19,200
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,740 $20,075
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 24 31 $20,001 $21,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 23 29 $20,865 $22,375
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 23 30 $21,756 $23,400
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual Sport 24 31 $18,847 $20,250
3-Door Coupe RS 2.4L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual RS 23 30 $16,864 $18,087
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Automatic RS 20 28 $17,611 $18,887
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Manual GS 23 30 $17,678 $18,957
3-Door Coupe 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $18,610 $19,957
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sportronic GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Manual w/Prem Pkg GT 20 28 $19,721 $21,147
3-Door Coupe 3.0L Sport w/Prem Pkg GT 20 27 $20,654 $22,147
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Manual GS 22 29 $22,019 $23,617
2-Door Convertible Spyder 2.4L Sportronic GS 20 27 $22,948 $24,607
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Manual GT 20 27 $23,875 $25,597
2-Door Convertible Spyder 3.0L Sportronic GT 19 26 $24,803 $26,597
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,151
$16,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,900
$18,087
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$301 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 30.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 79.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 34.9
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.7 100.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.9 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.0 51.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.87 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.0 x 0.35 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size P205/55HR16 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2817 2855
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 2600 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 4G64
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 147 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.60 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.12 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Beetle Mitsubishi Eclipse
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
 
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